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Blood On The Leaves

Jan 22
8:26 am
By Menil

Phillip Pyle the Second, Blood on the Leaves, 2014, polyurethane on found wood. Courtesy of the artist


Spring will not
Yield green
It will be Red
This season.
A body shaped
As a
Shadow on a
We look for flowers
To plant in the
Garden of promise
But the bullets
Keep dancing in the
Flesh of hands
Raised high
Like a funeral
For Peace
With hands raised.
Don’t worry
The resurrection
Is here.

Poem by Thomas Meloncon